THE MAGICAL LANGUAGE OF OTHERS: A Memoir.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
Portland, OR: Tin House Books, (2020). SIGNED first edition - A love story told in letters from a mother to her daughter. "After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh's parents return to South Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. . . Her mother writes letters, in Korean, over the years seeking forgiveness and love letters Eun Ji cannot fully understand until she finds them years later hidden in a box. As Eun Ji translates the letters, she looks to history - her grandmother Jun's years as a lovesick wife in Daejeon, the horrors her grandmother Kumiko witnessed during the Jeju Island Massacre - and to poetry to answer questions inside all of us. Where do the stories of our mothers and grandmothers end and ours begin?" SIGNED on the title page. 204 pp. Promotional postcard laid in.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.